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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

NEWS:

TIME CARDS FOR MARCH 2:

Normal work activities 0were canceled at UNI on Friday, March 2, due to severe weather. Merit staff who didn't report to work are expected to use accrued annual leave (vacation), compensatory time previously accrued, or leave without pay. P&S and Administrative staff would generally use vacation, but please review University Policy 4.07 on Weather/Working Conditions for additional information regarding non-Merit staff. Questions should be directed to the Human Resource Services or Payroll departments. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/407.shtml.

 

NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 23:

The UNI migration to Collaboration Suite has been postponed until after the March Board of Regents meeting. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23. The new system will be made available, hopefully, by the start of the business day on Monday, March 26. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. Faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees will have improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students.

The current Web-based e-mail options (Mailman & MailSpinner) will be replaced by two new full-featured Web mail clients. Those currently using Thunderbird, Outlook or another desktop e-mail client will need to change a couple settings after conversion is complete in order for those clients to continue working. All e-mail users will be required to create a new password for Collaboration Suite through MyUNIverse. For more information and status updates, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/collab.

 

UNI PARTNERS WITH YOUTH SOCCER:

In an effort to build relationships with younger prospective students, UNI is the official presenting sponsor of the US Youth Soccer Iowa Soccer Association State Cup, to be held in May at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex. More than 40 teams, ages 12 to 14, will compete from around the state. A UNI hospitality tent will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Volunteers and divisions interested in partnering are welcome. Shifts will run every 2 hours. To volunteer, contact melissa.barber@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Championships to be held at the UNI-Dome March 30-April 1. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will be working tables at the tournament, and will recieve a free T-shirt. Help is needed from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. To volunteer, contact unidome@uni.edu or 3-6334.

 

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES:

The Iowa minimum wage increases to $6.20 on April 1. To view FAQs regarding the increase, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/MinimumWageFAQs.pdf. To submit additional questions, e-mail tim.bakula@uni.edu.

 

STORAGE SPACE NEEDED:

The UNI International Services office and the Wesley Foundation are cooperating in an effort to collect and distribute furniture to international students attending UNI who often start out with empty apartments. Storage space is needed to gather and store donated furniture before distribution to students. If you, a friend, or a community group have storage space to donate or rent, or if your organization could help sponsor storage in some way, please contact Ross Schupbach, International Student Advisor, at ross.schupbach@uni.edu or 3-6421.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:

Time is running out to recognize your student employees. Supervisors, don't miss the March 12 deadline to nominate your student employees for the 2006-2007 UNI Student Employee of the Year. To view eligibility criteria and print a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employee-of-year.pdf.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

Every year 78,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents involving vehicles. Pedestrians can be judged negligent if they ignore the "Do Not Walk" sign, fail to use the marked cross walks, dart in front of a vehicle, or walk on a street when a sidewalk is available. Don’t risk getting injured. Follow pedestrian rules.

 

HALAH CHICKEN NOW AVAILABLE AT MAUCKER UNION:

Halah chicken nuggets and sandwiches now available at Prexy's in Maucker Union. Request these microwavable entrees at Flares.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANTS:

The competition for the 2008-2009 round of Fulbright Scholar grants will open Thursday, March 1. The application deadline for the traditional Fulbright Scholar program is Aug. 1. Details on the new awards, eligibility guidelines, and downloadable materials are available at http://www.cies.org. Please contact Yana Cornish, UNI Fulbright Scholar program representative at 3-7078 or yana.cornish@uni.edu.

 

IMAGING, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT AND WORKFLOW SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATIONS:

The fire in Gilchrist Hall has prompted an increased interest in looking at these types of products. The sessions are open to all UNI faculty and staff and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom C. Vendor demonstrations include Nolij Corporation on Tuesday, March 6; ImageNow on Thursday, March 8; Hershey Systems on Tuesday, March 27; and OnBase-Hyland Software on Thursday, March 29. A short evaluation of the products demonstrated will be encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/imaging or contact joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

 

OPEN FORUM FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS CORE:

UNI faculty are invited to provide input concerning the Liberal Arts Core at scheduled open forums from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Wright 109; and from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 120. The Liberal Arts Core Committee is looking at ways to improve the LAC and encourages all faculty to attend one of the forums. Even if you do not teach a course in the LAC, your input will be valuable to the committee. For information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/.

 

DO OUR STUDENTS REALLY NOT KNOW THAT THEY DON'T KNOW?:

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in ITTC 125/126, Anthony Gabriele will describe research and lead a discussion related to the concept of calibration, a term which has been generally defined as the degree to which judgments of performance accurately reflect actual performance. Methods used to assess calibration, factors that seem to affect calibration and the implications of this research for college teaching will be discussed. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 
NEW WebCT CE6 WORKSHOPS:

Starting Friday, March 23, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm. To register, call 3-2309.

 

TIAA CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA CREF is offering a free financial education seminar, "Your Retirement Income Options," for those within 18 months of retirement. The seminars are at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, or at noon Wednesday, April 11, in the 23rd Street Market Meeting Room. Each will last approximately one hour. Because seating will be limited, registration is required. To register or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a TIAA CREF consultant (regardless of your stage in your career) visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or you are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. For more information, contact WRS personal fitness coordinator Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.txt.

 

IRTS' CURRICULUM LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

IRTS' Curriculum Library and all computer labs will close at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9 and re-open at 7:45 a.m. Monday, March 19.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

CAREER FAIR RECEPTION:

A Career Fair reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the McLeod Center Alumni Suite. Recruiters will be in the UNI-Dome for the Spring Career Fair, and this reception provides an opportunity for programs campuswide to further relationships with these organizations. Hors d'eouvres and refreshments
will be served. All UNI faculty and staff are welcome to attend. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to sarah.csukker@uni.edu.

 

LATINO BALL:

The theme for this year's Latino Ball is La Alfombra Roja (The Red Carpet). This event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24, in the Commons Ballroom. UNI Capoeira Club and The International Dance Theater will provide entertainment. Learn about Latino/Hispanic culture in a fun atmosphere. There will be free food, drinks and admission. This event is semi-formal. Presented by HLSU.

 

MAY TRIP TO CALIFORNIA -- THE CHICANO MOVEMENT: STRUGGLES & TRIUMPH OF A UNITED PEOPLE:

The CME is sponsoring a trip to Los Angeles, May 10 through May 13, to learn about the Chicano Movement and the history and culture of Mexican-Americans. The trip will include visits/tours of the National Chavez Center, Olvera Street, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees, and bus transportation included in fee. Register soon, as space is limited. For more information, call 3-2250 or e-mail lydia.roberts@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Tennis hosts Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

A film screening of "Games of Love and Chance" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in SRL 115. Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche brings us a sensitive portrait of young romance in Paris’s working-class and ethnically diverse suburban projects. The drama of daily life unfolds through the performance of Marivaux’s 18th century play. This award-winning film is subtitled in English. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION:

The Women's & Gender Studies Program is continuing its 30th-anniversary celebration, in conjunction with Women's History Month, Tuesday, March 6, when graduate student Amanda Breeden will present "Neo-Romance: The Renegotiation of Gender and Sexuality in Harlequin Romance," at 1 p.m., in the State College Room of Maucker Union. Her lecture is the inaugural address for the History of Sexuality Lecture Series established by the UNI History Club. Wednesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., faculty will read excerpts from works that have had an impact on their feminist thought and work, in the Plaza Lounge on the upper level of Maucker Union outside the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2783

 

ECONOMICS PRESENTATION:

Professor Kanago, co-coordinator of the Economics Seminar Series at UNI, invites the public to attend the presentation of a study called "Assessing the Evidence that a Locally Undesirable Land Use Adversely Affects Nearby House Values: The Case of Swine CAFOs in Iowa" by Professors Hans Isakson (economics) and Mark Ecker (mathematics). The presentation will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in CBB Room 229. This paper reports the results of an analysis of the impact of swine confined animal feedings operations (CAFOs) on local housing values in Black Hawk County. For more information, contact Kanago at 3-2951.

 

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: ENERGY EFFICIENT ALTERNATIVES:

Don Otto, owner of DPO Construction, will present information on building homes with a small environmental footprint from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the CEEE auditorium. He will discuss design ventilation, insulation durability and more as the second speaker of the Building for the Future lecture series. A live streaming video of each lecture is available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

The book to be discussed is the memoir, "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places" by LeLy Hayslip with Jay Wurtz. This discussion will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the UNI Museum. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome. It is not necessary to have read the book.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

TUNES AT NOON:

Join School of Music faculty Chris Merz and Bob Washut for live jazz music from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a friend and grab lunch from Prexy's restaurants and enjoy some great music.

 

THEATRE OF OBJECTS:

Theatre UNI presents "Theatre of Objects," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. It's an evening of original theatre created with ordinary objects, movement and music, created by 16 theatre students currently enrolled in a devised theatre course taught by UNI alumna Pamella O’Connor. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall, touring musician and highly respected music educator Leon W. Couch III will offer a performance on the organ. For more information, visit http://www.profcouch.us. This event is free.

 

THE GBPAC PRESENTS DAVID SANBORN:

David Sanborn will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the GBPAC. Jazz superstar, master of the saxophone, one of the greatest players of all time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop and jazz. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; student tickets (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Beggarmen, an Iowa City-based quintet of traditional Celtic musicians, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AT THE GBPAC:

This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. This is the second chapter in the tale that began with "Barber of Seville." Mozart's comic tour-de-force is classical perfection performed by the Bulgarian Opera. Sung by critically-acclaimed artists, this opera is a hilarious and tender exploration of love, infidelity and forgiveness. The lobby will come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Italian restaurant. Feast on pasta and listen to the sounds of UNI's best violinist, beginning at 6 p.m. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:

The spring Job and Internship Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the UNI-Dome. More than 140 employers will visit with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule interviews for the Spring Interview Day Wednesday, March 7. To view fair information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fairorgs2005.htm. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services, 214 East Bartlett. For more information, call 3-6857.

 

UNI CONNECTION:

UNI Connection offers scholarships for undergraduate students whose education has been interrupted by family or other responsibilities. Applicants must plan to enroll for six hours per semester. Application guidelines and forms can be obtained at the UNI Financial Aid Office or at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. Application materials must be received by March 31.

 

APPLY TO SAA:

UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applications for membership. Ambassadors serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sit on student panels and participate in special university events. To become an ambassador, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm to apply. Questions? Contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu.

 

CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:

For students who have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education, consider applying for the 2007-08 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection based on: junior by fall 2007; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2007-08 FAFSA by mid March. Apply online through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab.
The deadline is April 1.

 
CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor positions for 2007-08. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peers are paid $8/hour and work 10 hours/week. The application form (due Friday, March 9) can be found at http://www.uni.edu/acs.

 

CHILD CARE GRANTS:

UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2007-08 academic year. Grants are worth $1,000 for the academic year. While all classified students are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to students working on their first BA. Further information is available at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/childcaregrant.shtml. Deadline to submit UNI Child Care Grant application is April 1.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND:

Learn more about Poland and the opportunities UNI has to offer for study there, from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 


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